Santenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Santenay in Loir-et-Cher

Visit Santenay: highlights and tourist information

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Santenay is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 16 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Santenay is 170 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chaumont at 11 km and Blois at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Santenay, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Santenay in Centre-Loire Valley.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Santenay

Markets in and near Santenay

  • Herbault: market Monday (4km)
  • Chambon-sur-Cisse: market Saturday (7km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (15km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Les Montils: market Saturday (16km)
  • Blois: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (19km)
  • Amboise: market Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Cellettes: market Thursday (21km)
  • Pontlevoy: market Thursday (22km)

More information about Santenay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Santenay, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Santenay.


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (25km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (22km)
  • Talcy Chateau (33km)
  • Cloisters of la Psalette (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (11km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (16km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (20km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (22km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (22km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (27km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (33km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (37km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (39km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (41km)
  • Les prés-Culand (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (39km)
  • Cogners (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (11km)
  • ZooParc de Beauval (40km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Santenay

Canton: Herbault

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41190

Distance to Santenay

from Blois (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 170 km

from Calais: 380 km

from Nice: 643 km

from Bordeaux: 330 km

from Strasbourg: 505 km

Getting here

Santenay is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris or arrive from a ferry port such as caen or Le Havre, approx. 3-4 hours drive. For driving distances to Santenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Francay, Herbault, Saint-Etienne-Des-Guerets, Saint-Nicolas-Des-Motets and Seillac.

This page in French: Visiter Santenay